Overview

Gemma R. Galeoto is a Dallas trial attorney licensed in four states with a decade of experience. She focuses her practice on complex business disputes over a variety of industries, including financial institutions, employment, trade secret and healthcare litigation. Ms. Galeoto also works with the firm’s Legal Profession Team to advise lawyers in various professional responsibility matters. Ms. Galeoto frequently assists clients with emergency injunctive relief. She has significant courtroom experience as lead counsel in trials, arbitrations, and appellate oral argument in state and federal courts.

Ms. Galeoto's peers and community have recognized her as a D Magazine "Best Lawyer Under 40" and named her among the top attorneys in Texas.

Representative areas of her practice include:

  • defending financial institutions and nontraditional lenders against consumer disputes and class actions regarding Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA), False Claims Act (FCA), Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA), Truth in Lending Act (TILA), Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA), Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act (RESPA) and Texas Deceptive Trade Practices Consumer Protection Act (DTPA) claims
  • defending healthcare and managed care organizations against liability allegations
  • assisting companies in defending and bringing claims for fraud/breach of contract
  • defending lawyers in various malpractice disputes with applicable state bars
  • serving entertainment law clients in drafting option purchase and license agreements
  • pursuing and defending against misappropriation of trade secret claims
  • protecting employers and employees in non-compete disputes
  • fraudulent transfer disputes and trustee/receivership considerations
  • post-bankruptcy confirmation and adversary proceedings, including preference disputes
  • appellate and arbitration briefing and oral argument

Credentials

Education
  • Southern Methodist University Dedman School of Law, J.D., cum laude
  • Southern Illinois University - Carbondale, B.A., summa cum laude
Bar Admissions/Licenses
  • California
  • Florida
  • Texas
  • Washington
Court Admissions
  • All State Courts in Texas
  • All State Courts in California
  • All State Courts in Florida
  • All State Courts in Washington
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court for the Western District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court for the Central District of Illinois
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Oklahoma
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Oklahoma
  • U.S. District Court for the Western District of Oklahoma
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Colorado
Memberships
  • Texas Bar Foundation, Fellow
  • Dallas Bar Association, WE LEAD Leadership Class, 2019; Bench Bar Committee, Co-Vice Chair; 2019; Judiciary Committee, 2019
  • Genesis Alliance: Women's Shelter & Support, Board of Directors, 2019
  • Dallas Winds Symphony, Board of Trustees
  • Prism Health North Texas, Board of Directors, 2017-2018
  • Dallas Women Lawyers Association, Women's Circle Committee Member and Mentor, 2017-Present
  • Dallas Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA), 2016-Present
  • Dallas Association of Young Lawyers, Board of Directors, 2014; Leadership Class, Steering Committee Member, 2013; Foundation, Life Fellow, 2012-Present; Older Wiser Lawyers (OWL) Committee Co-Chair, 2018; Animal Welfare Committee Member, 2012-Present
  • Women in the Law Council, State Bar of Texas Women in the Law Section, 2018
  • Patrick E. Higginbotham Inn of Court, Former Associate
  • Dallas Regional Chamber Young Professionals
  • Junior League of Dallas, Alumna
  • Texas Humane Legislation Network, Volunteer
  • Paws in the City, Volunteer
Honors & Awards
  • Best Lawyers Under 40 in Commercial Litigation, D Magazine, 2018-2020
  • Rising Star, Business Litigation, Texas Super Lawyers magazine, 2014-2020
  • Order of Barristers, 2010
  • Fred C. Moss Outstanding Graduating Advocate of the Year, 2010

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Speaking Engagements

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